What’s Going On?!

closeThis post was published 12 years 9 months 29 days ago. A number of changes have been made to the site since then, so please contact me if anything is broken or seems wrong.

Since my post about an hour ago, I can see that my Gmail account’s storage has gone up about five megabytes. Yep, you’re reading this right: 5 MB in about an hour. At that rate… Whoo… Gmail will hit three gigs in a matter of days. Either Google messed up when they updated the script (and server: the Gmail account shows the same numbers as the login page counter), or they’re radically increasing storage to compete with Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail, which have 5 GB and “unlimited” storage, respectively. I wonder what Lifehacker will say when they come across that Gmail Blog post?

Just for reference, the storage has gone up half a megabyte in the time it took to write this post. Mon dieu

PS
For an up-to-the-six-decimal-places counter, you can go to the Gmail login page (don’t worry, it won’t log you out).

dgw

I am an avid technology and software user, in addition to being reasonably well-versed in CSS, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, Python, and (though it still scares me) Perl. Aside from my technological tendencies, I am also a theatre technician, sound designer, violinist, singer, and actor.

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